"Trip to A&E with abdominal pain"
About: Whiston Hospital Whiston Hospital Prescot L35 5DR
After visiting this hospital previously (about a year earlier) and experiencing rude, ineffectual staff I did not have high hopes when visiting again. However, my experience was totally different on this occasion. I was seen by a GP working within the A&E dept within an hour. The GP sat with me for 30 minutes, talked me through the options, arranged for blood and urine tests and a chest X-ray - all returned within 45 minutes. I was quickly given antibiotics and general advice and was able to go home. By far the most efficient NHS experience I have had to date and a great improvement in comparison with previously experience.